Walk Your Dog by Elizabeth Stevens Omlor would have made a fantastic board book. Probably a lap size or slightly smaller sized. It also would be a wonderful first reader (at least a pre-level, but I would go as far as to say a level one in most systems). The lack of text does make it not necessarily a fun read-aloud, but the illustrations lend themselves to creating the story. Your child could also make up their own story to go along with them as well.
The artist, Neesha Hudson’s illustrations are a delightful addition. They are colorful and bright and much detail. The sketch quality of them gives a cartoon and realistic combination at the same time. They tell the story along with the sparse text. They are warm and show the action, silliness and the trials of owning a dog. But they also show the joys of a having a dog.
As an adult reader, this is not a book that I would probably reread. Yet, most of the illustrations are ones that I would certainly have matted and then hung in a newborns room. The soft colors would accent a room nicely. The lightheartedness of them is delightful. Therefore, this is a good book for a baby shower gift. It would also be a good book for when your young child is getting their first dog.
I do not see this in the classroom as much as this is the book you buy for your personal library, share with the younger siblings and then have the memories of it as an adult as your “first dog book.”